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Bollywood veteran Bappi Lahiri’s last rites will be performed in Mumbai today

Veteran singer-songwriter Bappi Lahiri died Tuesday night in a hospital in Mumbai due to multiple health issues at the age of 69. His cremation will take place on Thursday, according to his family statement.

In the statement, family members mentioned that the last rites will take place on February 17 as they await the return of Bappi’s son, Bappa Lahiri, from Los Angeles. “This is a deeply sad time for us. Our beloved Bappi Da departed for heavenly abode last midnight. Cremation will take place upon Bappa’s arrival from Los Angeles mid-morning tomorrow. We are looking for the love and blessings to his soul,” the statement read said.

Lahiri’s son, Bappa Lahiri, returned from the United States with his family to perform his father’s last rites. Bappi Lahiri’s last rites will take place in Mumbai on Thursday, according to a statement released by the family.

His doctor Deepak Namjoshi confirmed the news of his death. According to the doctor, the ‘Disco Dancer’ hitmaker died last night due to multiple health issues.

“He had been admitted to hospital for a month and was discharged on Monday. But his health deteriorated on Tuesday and his family called a doctor to come to their home, following which he was taken to hospital. hospital. He had multiple health issues. He died of OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) last night,” Dr Deepak Namjoshi said yesterday.

Following news of Bappi Lahiri’s passing, several fans took to social media and paid tribute to the legendary singer. Bappi Lahiri was also hospitalized in April last year after testing positive for coronavirus.

Bollywood’s iconic singer-songwriter, Bappi Lahiri was a name best known for popularizing disco music among the Indian mainstream. Affectionately known as Bappi Da, the musician enjoyed huge success in the 80s and 90s thanks to his work on films such as ‘Disco Dancer’, ‘Namak Halaal’, ‘Dance Dance‘ and ‘Commando’. He earned the title of ‘Disco King’ for popularizing the use of synthesized disco music in Indian cinema.

Besides his popular disco-electronic music, Bappi Da was also known for his signature look of gold chains, gold ornaments, velvety cardigans and sunglasses.

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